Reluctant Therapist

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Stay in YOUR Lane

Every once in awhile I get the urge to leave my sleepy mountain town and wander into the big city down in the valley. This means descending into bedlam.The nearer we approach the city it starts. The congestion builds and… Continue Reading →

Wrong Time-Zone

Heads up! This post is about time and anxiety. The two are partners in crime. My evil plan 😈  is  to  give you a different way to think about anxiety. By doing so, you will change it. Yes. I am… Continue Reading →

An IDIOPATHIC Life

I know? Interesting title. Since I write about things I know, you can bet I know something about Idiopathic. Specifically, Idiopathic Cerebellar Degeneration. Try saying that three times fast. If you read it middle name first, followed by last and… Continue Reading →

You R N Control!

Relational will comes in three flavors: voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary. Voluntary will is an action taken with no outside influence. It happens when you take control, like when an argument is turning into a fight.          … Continue Reading →

Homework

This exercise will show priorities and their importance. You need five sheets of paper and a pencil. Write “Life” on the top of two, and “Spirit” on the others. Draw a circle on one life sheet and two more on two spirit sheets…. Continue Reading →

Rationale meets Emotion

There are times when my wife (Tori) and I are on the same page. This is a wonderful moment when our discussions flow, it is a time when see the same thing the same way. Then there are the other… Continue Reading →

Listen

“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” -C.S. Lewis Mr…. Continue Reading →

Faithing the Facts

Faithing the Facts “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible”   — Thomas Aquinas Fact: If you are reading this right now, which is true, you’re intelligent. Fact: Intelligence is a… Continue Reading →

A little PP for you

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence”~ Albert Ellis In 1973, at the impressionable age of nine, I witness two things for the first time on T.V. The first wonder was a program about Chang and Eng Bunker,… Continue Reading →

Out of Gas?

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark” ~ Charles Spurgeon I hope the snail was notified first, if anyone deserves a head start, it’s the snail. The average snail about town moves at the lightening fast speed of 2 feet every… Continue Reading →

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